Webinar Materials | Are Permanent Magnet Motors the Next “Game-Changer” in Energy Access?
As the ‘prime movers’ in many appliances, motors determine the capabilities, efficiency and reliability of most off- and weak-grid products. New Efficiency for Access research suggests energy-efficient permanent magnet motors could be a “game-changer” for off-grid and weak-grid appliance markets. Appliances powered by permanent magnet motors use up to 42% less energy than products powered by conventional alternating current motors and can reduce the net cost of a household’s solar energy system by 30%.On April 22, 2021, Efficiency for Access hosted a 90-minute webinar on permanent magnet motor applications in off-grid and weak-grid markets. This presentation reviews permanent magnet motor technology, current market trends, and barriers and strategies to incentivise adoption. A case study is provided by Pakistani fan distributor, Harness Energy.
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Keep it Cool: Harnessing Cold Storage to Reduce Food Loss & Support Sustainable Food Systems in Emerging Economies
This Efficiency for Access technology trend brief explores the role of cold storage in reducing food loss and enhancing food security, and highlights organizations that are pioneering these efforts.